This post is brought to you by Cricut. All crazy stories of running late, making things for my kids, and opinions are my own.
Last year, I stayed up well past my bedtime one evening making themed costumes for the boys. I had TOTALLY forgotten about a dress up day the following day, right until I thought about climbing into bed. Ugh. I wish I was the type of mom who could just let it go, but I’m no Elsa. I worked for a good two hours on what I thought would be a “quick project” before falling into bed.
And then I started using the Cricut Explore Air 2. I can officially say I’m finished with late night projects and crazy last minute requests that turn into two hour catastrophes. The Cricut Explore Air 2 tosses out a cut 2x faster than my other Cricut machines, and it made creating this 10 Minute Frankenstein shirt a breeze!
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Explore Standard Grip mat (mine is from a variety pack)
- Iron On vinyl
- Plain shirt
- Measuring tape
First, find the perfect image that you want from the Cricut Design Space. I’m using this Frankenstein image. (Access my canvas here!)
Measure the shirt and size the image to fit.
Cut the image on the Cricut Explore Air 2, being sure to mirror the image prior to cutting.
Weed the negative vinyl so that only the image is left, and place the vinyl on the shirt.
Cover it with a pillowcase or thin fabric and press the (hot) iron on the cloth. Do not slide the iron but rather press the hot iron on the image.
Peel the plastic layer away to reveal the finished shirt.
The new Cricut Explore Air 2 has several awesome features, including:
- The capability to write and cut up to 2x faster than other models (select Fast Mode)
- Cuts over 100 different materials
- Lovely colors
I love the new machine for the faster cutting and writing. If you’ve ever made a coloring page with the other Cricut models, then you know how long this can take when making full page coloring sheets. The Cricut Explore Air 2 will definitely minimize this time for me! It will also come in handy when I forget to make a project and have to create a costume the night before, ahem. See more about the Cricut Explore Air 2 and how to use the Fast Mode in this video.
The new machine would make a great gift for the crafting fan in your life. Ladies, it’s never too early to start dropping hints to the man in your life that the bling you want this Christmas is a shiny new Cricut Explore Air 2! 🙂
Erica S says
Wow, I applaud you! I am the first to go right to Amazon Prime rather than make anything, but you sure make this shirt look easy. Actually, it turned out so professional! Totally can’t tell you did it. And so quickly too. This machine sounds crazy handy – maybe there’s even hope for me 🙂
Mary Beth says
I love my Cricut! I don’t have the new one, yet, but maybe soon. Your shirt turned out perfectly. I’m going to be making some Halloween shirts for the kids in my life and I think I see a Frankenstein on one of them. 😉
Amy Latta says
I’m totally obsessed with shirt making right now…it’s so easy to do!
That is awesome. I love smart craft products like this!
Heather Luckhurst says
What a fun design – this Cricut looks amazing!
This shirt turned out so great! It looks so easy to make with the Cricuit too. I may have to try this out this year!
This T-shirt is perfect and fun for kids this Halloween!
Debi at Life Currents says
So cute! What a great thing to wear while handing out candy on Halloween night!
Jennifer Corter says
This is adorable! I think that my son would totally love it!
That looks like so much fun! You make it look so easy. Great DIY project for Halloween.
Kim Lee says
Wow… you just made that look so easy. My son would love this!
Divya @ Eat Teach Blog says
This is perfect! I’m not big on Halloween so I will tend to wear Black and orange, or some halloween-related T-shirt so at least I’m not a Debbie Downer! This seems right up my alley!
So cool! I don’t have one of these machines, but projects like these make me want to get one!
I’m interested in making quiet books. Would this a machine make the task easier? I would need to download images because I can’t draw worth a darn.
Hi, yes, if you purchase the Cricut Maker. It will cut unbonded fabric.